Columbus zoo popped in my mind. Why not drive up there and spend time together, just the four of us, as a family. I called David and proposed my idea thinking he'd be like, "This weekend?" Nope. He said it sounded great and he thought we should leave when he got home and stay the night up there.
That's just what we did. David got home at 5:30 and we hit the road at 6:00. I didn't tell the kids where we were going until we were on our way. Parker was so excited about the animals. Graham was so excited about Parker's excitement.
We got to the hotel around 9:30ish and I tried to put the boys down immediately. They got all hyper when we first arrived because it was a new place, but I shut down all the fun when I turned the lights out. I was happily surprised how well Graham did in his pack-n-play because he barely fits in there now. He wanted it next to the bed...next to Parker. Those two are something.
We got an early start in the morning thanks to Graham, and after hitting McDonald's for breakfast (sounds delicious, eh?), we were on our way to the zoo.
He went all by himself and was very proud that he didn't need mommy by his side. My baby is growing up!
Graham could care less about the goats. He just wanted to throw hay.
We got him to brush the goat for like .5 seconds before launching it across the barnyard.
He liked the sheep.
If you look close, you can see David's hand shoving the boys' heads through the holes. I was wondering why they were being so still.
Parker likes to roar. He roars at everything. All day. It's obnoxious and cute all at the same time.
This was taken right before Graham decided to nap. He was over the zoo.
Parker did so good feeding the birds!
Graham just wanted to share his passy.
My little bug.
Sad monkey. I wanted to cheer it up.
Finally succumbed to the sleep deprivation. I love his itty bitty nose.
On the train with Daddy.
Momma's a little too passionate about the train ride.
Ice cream was the perfect end to a spontaneous family day at the zoo.